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61. Khima [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Khima In the Tractate Brakhot of the Babylonian Talmud it is said that the Deluge was caused by two stars that fell from Khima toward the earth. The statement reads: When the Holy One... wanted to bring a flood upon the world, He took two stars from Khima and brought a flood upon the world. (1) I have already mentioned that Rashi, the medieval exegete whose authority is unsurpassed among the rabbis, says that in the quoted sentence Khima means a star with a tail, or a comet. This explanation found its way into the works of several gentile theologians. (2) Should it be understood so that two large meteorites fell from a comet and falling on Earth caused tidal waves? Instances when meteorites fell while a comet was glowing in the sky are known, and the classic case is found in Aristotle. (3) Should a meteorite equal in mass to the one which by its impact formed the Arizona crater fall into the ocean, tidal waves of a wide spread would result, possibly circling the ...
62. Arrival of the Waters [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... sides the four oceans engulfing with tempestuous waves the whole surface of the earth.? (8) All creation was ? smitten by the luminous dense floods.? (9) In the beginning of the deluge the nova in the sky shone through the splendor of the illuminated skies and through the sheets of rain, ever increasing in intensity. (10) The Biblical expression ? the Lord sitteth upon the flood ? (11) was an apt description of the blazing nova above the waters of the Deluge. It has a Babylonian counterpart in the title of Tammuz as bel girsu: ? lord of the flood.? (12) The nova blazed terrifically, but soon the light became diffused, the shadows grew ever dimmer, the world that was all splendor and light turned gloomier and gloomier; the outpouring waters grew ever thicker; the clouds of dust darkened ever more the sky, and finally the drama of what was taking place on earth went on in darkness. The Deluge was not a peaceful though abundant rain filling the earth with water, ...
63. Thoth Vol. II, No. 11 June 30, 1998 [Thoth Website]
... circles": the mythical vision of Saturn's reign over the beginnings of human civilization. Amy Acheson email@example.com---- NOTES ON THE COMPARATIVE METHOD By Ev Cochrane The science of mythology, as I've come to practice it, has three primary components, each entirely dependent upon the comparative method: (1) the demonstration of parallels between the myths and mythical characters of different cultures; (2) the identification of various mythical characters with the respective planetary bodies (or in some cases, as in that of the Babylonian Sin, with some property of this or that planet); and (3) a reconstruction of the celestial scenario behind the respective myths-specifically, an analysis of the unique behavior or visual phenomena associated with the planets which gave rise to the particular myths/characters in question. Although each of the three components should be considered necessary steps in a comprehensive analysis of myth, it is also true that each of the various stages of analysis may stand on their own. For example, our documentation of the numerous parallels which exist ...
64. Assyrian and Babylonian Chronology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1993 No 2 (Jan 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents Assyrian and Babylonian Chronology by A Chavasse In 1867 [1 George Smith identified an event of the 10th year of Ashur-dan III as an eclipse retro-calculated to have taken place on the 15th of June 763 BC. This has become the basis for the chronology of Eduard Meyer (1887-1904), the model which mostly prevails today. However, Velikovsky pointed at various times that retro-calculations of dates before about 700 BC or somewhat later do not coincide with observations made by ancient astronomers and so this retro-calculation is not likely to be correct. Moreover, why should the ancient Assyrians give such importance to a partial eclipse taking place early in the morning when they did not record in their Limmu List any full eclipse that took place in the middle part of the day? An eclipse did take place in the 10th year of Ashur-dan III but I believe that this was no ordinary eclipse of the sun by the moon, but was an eclipse of the sun by an astronomical body ...
65. Who Were the Neo-Assyrian Kings? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Artaxerxes III/Nebuchadrezzar 350 Arses III/Emil-Marduk Darius III/Nabonidus LIVES OF THE SARGONIDS AND ACHMAENIDS COMPARED TIGLATH-PILESER III Reigned 19 years Conquered Babylon. Styled himself King of the Four Quarters SHALMANESER V Reigned 6 Years. Campaigned in the direction of Egypt. SARGON II Reigned 17 years. Was a usurper on the throne and was not a son of the preceding king. Was a great conqueror and defeated a major insurrection in Babylon, led by Merodach Baladan. SENNACHERIB Reigned 22 years. Defeated major insurrections in Babylon and suppressed the Babylonian deities in favour of Ashur, who was elevated to the position of supreme god. Was murdered in a palace conspiracy involving two or three of his sons. ESARHADDON Reigned 12 years. Had to suppress rebellions in Egypt involving princes with names like Necho and Psamtek. ASHURBANIPAL Reigned 43 years. Faced a major rebellion of vassal states but maintained a pro-Babylonian policy, in spite of the fact that the rebellion was coordinated by his brother, the king of Babylon. CYRUS Reigned 20 years (in Media/Assyria) Conquered Babylon ...
66. Shamash and Sin [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Monitor section of C& C Workshop 1992:1, p. 34, caught my attention, not least because my name popped up in the short discussion. Whoever is responsible for the item is correct in maintaining that 'the symbol was used by a wide variety of people way before the foundation of Islam' and is usually 'interpreted as representing Ishtar and Sin', who are normally identified as 'Venus and the Moon'. In parenthesis it is then added that: "Dwardu Cardona has pointed out that a common entry in Babylonian astrological reports was 'when Shamash stands in the halo of Sin' but for Cardona, Shamash is Saturn." It is then asked, 'Is Sin even the Moon?'. An astute question- but first, and this is important, it is not 'for Cardona' that 'Shamash is Saturn'. Shamash is, or was, Saturn for the Assyro-Babylonians themselves who reported it, more than once, in the very astrological texts mentioned above in no uncertain terms. As they had it written, '( Mul) ...
67. Sacred Science Institute [SIS Internet Digest $]
... Kosmic Order: An Investigation Into The Physical Aspect Of Time by Robert Brown: I: 1899 2 Volumes 520p.; II: 1882 87p. Part I, Primitive Constellations. Contents: Primitive Constellations Of Greeks; Signs Of Zodiac; Mythology; Lunar Zodiac; Adoption By Romans, Persians, Indians, Arabs& Asians; Arabian Lunar Mansions; Chinese& Egyptian Constellation; Hipparcho-Ptolemy Star-List; Phoenician Constellations; Constellations In Greek Literature; Constellations& Coin Types; Homeric References; Unnumismatif Art Of Aigaion Seaboard; Gems; D'Arcy Thompson Babylonian Astronomy After Alexander; Euphratean Numbers; Circle-Cycle Of 10 Antideluvian Kings; Persian& Indian Kosmic Periods; Babylonian Astronomical Terms; Seven Planets; Euphratean Kosmogony Euphratean Connexion Of The Orientation Of Greek Temples; 5 Planetary Divinities; Map Of Northern Hemisphere; Constellations In Babylonian Creation-Scheme; Scheme Of 36 Constellations; Euphratean Art; Engraves Stones; Divisions Of Universe; Extra-Zodiacal Constellations; Mithraic Art; Archaic Lunar Zodiac; Star Names. Part II, Kosmic Order. Contents: Importance Of Ascertaining The Mental Standpoint Of Archaic Man; Necessity Of ...
68. The Baalim [Kronos $]
... 'the Lord', par excellence, 'the king of all spirits', 'the lord of the world', and again, 'the lord of all creatures'."(18) But, rather than describing "the classical Jupiter", these epithets, especially that of "procreator", more correctly describe the primeval Saturn- as a perusal of David Talbott's work on the subject will easily disclose.(19) Berossus, who was a priest of Bel at Babylon sometime during the 3rd century B.C., translated certain Babylonian texts on both astrology and astronomy into Greek. He also compiled a history of his country in three volumes. Unfortunately, all of his works have perished, but extracts from his history have been preserved by Alexander Polyhistor, Flavius Josephus, and Eusebius Pamphili. As was the common practice with the compilation of ancient histories, that of Berossus commences with the creation and organization of the cosmos. In this history it is Bel, here rendered Belus, who created the stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the five ...
69. Letter to the Editor from Christoph Marx [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History II:2 (Jun 1980) Home¦ Issue Contents Letter to the Editor Christoph Marx Editor, C&AH: During a course on Assyrian and Babylonian Chronology 1 I took a closer look at this fact: that most of the chronologies around the Mars catastrophes have been linked to the date of 15/6/763 B.C., the day of a solar eclipse mentioned in the eponym lists. These again have been linked to Greek and Roman chronology by way of the Ptolemaic Canon of Babylonian kings, "the correctness of .which is proved by the lunar eclipses mentioned in the Almagest," 2 and through the Babylonian king list A with three rulers being kings of Babylonia and Assyria at the same time. Three lunar eclipses are given for the years 721 and 720. The Ptolemaic Canon, which links our own to ancient chronology, is built upon the Egyptian calendar with years of 365 days only. In effect, however, the year 763 B.C. fixes the chronologies of all nations of the Ancient East ...
70. Rejoinder to Velikovsky [Pensee]
... Since pottery styles change over time, careful study of the sherds in successive layers of debris provides a reliable tool for relative dating (7). Why are pieces of Mycenaean pottery found buried in Palestinian towns in layers of debris below (sometimes far below) the remains representing the Iron Age II (the time Velikovsky claims the pottery was in use), but not in the strata from the era when the pottery was supposedly made? It was on similar evidence that I stated that the Hyksos Period was contemporaneous with the First Babylonian Dynasty (Hammurabi and his successors). Hyksos objects are found in Middle Bronze Age II contexts in Palestine, while the MB II material also has close connections with Mesopotamian artifacts belonging to the First Babylonian Dynasty. The reasoning is simple: A=B and B=C, therefore, A=C. It follows that the Kassite Period in Mesopotamia (which followed the First Babylonian Dynasty) was contemporaneous with the Palestinian Late Bronze Age and the Egyptian New Kingdom, not with the Middle Bronze Age and Hyksos period as ...
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